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Polish activist found guilty of supplying abortion pills

March 15, 2023

WARSAW: Polish activist Justyna Wydrzynska was on Tuesday found guilty of supplying a pregnant woman with abortion pills in the Catholic country, her NGO said, in Poland´s first such case.

Poland has one of Europe´s most restrictive termination laws and all abortion is banned except in cases of rape and incest, or when the mother´s life or health is considered at risk. “Guilty: of providing assistance,” the Abortion Dream Team organisation co-founded by Wydrzynska said on Twitter following the verdict.

It added that she was sentenced to “eight months of community service at 30 hours a month.”

Wydrzynska had faced up to three years in prison on charges of “helping with an abortion” and “unauthorised possession of medicine”.